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Yetminster, Dorset

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Yetminster, Dorset

Yetminster is a village in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the West Dorset administrative district of the county, about five miles south-west of the town of Sherborne. It is sited on the River Wriggle, a tributary of the River Yeo, and is built almost entirely of honey-coloured limestone, which gives the village an appearance reminiscent of Cotswold villages. Many of the houses date back to the 17th century.
DistrictWest Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST5910
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Population1,095
 

Other names by which Yetminster, Dorset has been known in the past

Etiminstre

Yetminster, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Yetminster, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., Dorset, 4½ miles SE. of Yeovil - par., 4321 ac., pop. 1357; township, 1460 ac., pop. 711; P.O.; was once a market town.

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